Citizenship, Immigration, and Legal Services (CILS)

The Citizenship, Immigration, and Legal Services (CILS) department currently runs three major programs.

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citizenship and immigration service

This program assists many immigrants at varying stages of the immigration process, providing wide array of application services from family invitation to citizenship. The program provides free citizenship application service and low-cost immigration services to clients who cannot afford private services from immigration attorneys.  As a BIA recognized agency, we also provide legal advocacy before USCIS for clients in need of legal representation.

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pro bono legal clinic

In partnership with the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, licensed attorneyswill provide free legal consultation on a wide range of issues that clients bring and give general legal information and direction. The Pro Bono Legal clinic opens every first Thursday of the month at Hana Center's Main Office in Chicago.

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low income taxpayer clinic

This program is a far-reaching community campaign to educate taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL) by utilizing various economic, social and cultural networks and resources.  The campaign activities focus on reaching out to low-income families and people with limited English proficiency through workshops, media outreach, and distribution of information materials.